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Japan. Reading: Page 1 Answers: Worksheet 1. Japan is about the same size as the state of: California. Japan has a population of over: 100 million people. Japan is located in: Asia. The Pacific Ocean The East China Sea The Sea of Japan. Japan is surrounded by:.

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Japan

Reading: Page 1

Answers: Worksheet 1


Japan is about the same size as the state of: California


Japan has a population of over:100 million people


Japan is located in: Asia


The Pacific Ocean

The East China Sea

The Sea of Japan

Japan is surrounded by:


Japan is made up of:4 main islands


The largest of the islands is:Honshu


The capital of Japan is: Tokyo


Japan’s most famous mountain is:Mt. Fuji


Planting crops on low mountain slopes is called: terraced farming (also: step farming)


Much of the food eaten in Japan comes from: the sea


Food and products bought from other countries are called: imports


Earthquakes

Typhoons

Two problems Japan has because of its geographical location are:


The destructive waves that hit Japan are called: tidal waves (or tsunamis)


The large tribes that once ruled Japan were called: clans


The most powerful of these tribes worshipped a: sun goddess


Today Japan is still called: “the land of the rising sun”


The Japanese flag symbolizes the rising sun


The most powerful of the clan leaders became an: emperor


An emperor rules over: his own land and the lands of others


The “ruling class” fought for and protected the emperor


The Japanese type of government was called: feudalism


The strong, powerful people who became the military leaders were:

  • Shoguns


The power handed from father to son was called: hereditary power


The famous military fighters of Japan were: Samurai


Rather than surrender to an enemy, these fighters would: commit suicide


This type of death was named: hari-kari


Japan

Reading: Page 3

Worksheet: 2


The 1400’s are called: the Age of Exploration


Europeans were going to: Asia and Africa


The Europeans came to Japan: in the mid 1500’s


The Europeans brought with them the religion of: Christianity


Any Japanese who tried to change to this religion was: tortured or executed


The Japanese chose not to mix with the Europeans and chose “isolation” from the Europeans


Japan was part of the Eastern World and Europe was part of the Western World


Japan remained isolated for about: 200 years


In history, Japan came out of it’s isolation when American ships sailed into Tokyo Bay


The American naval officer who sailed into Tokyo Bay was: Matthew Perry


The Asian country that England had defeated was: China


The other European country that was also interested in Japan was: Russia


Japan was afraid England and Russia might: invade them


The Japanese believed if the Americans stayed in Japan, the other countries would not try to conquer Japan


Japan’s isolation had to end because Japan was getting: far behind Europe and the United States


The type of war the Japanese had among themselves was a: civil war


One side in this war wanted to give more power back to the emperor.

And wanted to modernize Japan

The two sides


The civil war was won by the people who wanted to modernize Japan


Japan

Reading: Page 5

Worksheet: 3


New equipment for the factories

For a country to grow and modernize it must have:


The new class of people gaining power in Japan were: merchants


To control what was made, bought, and sold in Japan

One thing this new class of people wanted was:


Three ways to get natural resources from other countries:

  • Buy them

  • Trade for them

  • Take them


Japan chose to take them by going to war

To solve the problem of getting natural resources:


Belief that a country should expand and gain control over other countries

Expansionism:


The first Asian country Japan conquered was: Korea


Japan then took over the island of: Formosa


This island is now called: Taiwan


Natural resources are needed: to make products


These products are then: sold or traded


The natural resources can also:be sold or traded


the richer the country will be.

The more natural resources and the more products a country has to sell:


Japan and the rest of the western world wanted to control: China


The group that was gaining control of Japan in the late 1920’s was:

  • the military


In the 1920’s and 1930’s the whole world was having a: depression


When a depression occurs, millions of people are unable to find: work


The military leaders were afraidthe depression might spread to Asia


The natural resources, the making of products, the selling of products, and trade is controlled bythe government in communist countries


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